Planned giving, either through one’s will or a financial instrument, is a way to ensure that our work together for a more just and sustainable society continues into the future.
In your will, you may leave a specific amount or designate a certain percentage of your assets to Green America. You can also indicate assets of a particular type or reserve a portion of your estate that remains after taxes and expenses are paid. The following bequest language can serve as a guide for including Green America in your will:
Also, Green America has recently partnered with FreeWill to give all of our supporters a free and easy way to make a legally valid will in 25 minutes or less. Making a will is one of the best ways to support the people you love and the causes you care about the most. Many people like to include a gift to Green America to be an important part of the transformation to a socially just and environmentally sustainable nation.
Start your legacy today at FreeWill.com/GreenAmerica. It’s always free, and you can update it at any time.
Your life insurance, IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) plans also allow you to name multiple beneficiaries. You can designate Green America as one of your beneficiaries.
Green America accepts gifts of stock as a charitable contribution. Giving gifts of stock can save you capital gains tax and result in a charitable deduction on your tax return.
For more information on making a stock gift, contact Christy Schwengel at 202-872-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are 70 1/2 years of age or older, you can make a tax-free charitable gift from your IRA to support Green America. You can direct your required minimum distributions (up to $100,000) to Green America, avoid income tax on the distribution, and enjoy the satisfaction of your gift going to work immediately to support our work for justice and sustainability.
Learn more about QCD donations and make a gift that will grow the green economy for the people and the planet. Visit FreeWill.com/qcd/GreenAmerica to get started.
Please let us know if you have made a planned gift to Green America so we can thank you now for your legacy gift! You can choose to remain anonymous, and we always respect that choice. Legacy Society members receive special updates, invitations to special events webinars on social justice and sustainability topics, and recognition (with your permission) as a Legacy Society member.
Although our name has changed from Co-op America to Green America, our tax-ID number 52-1660746 remains the same.